Cheat River Review Submission Guidelines

Cheat River Review reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry. 

All Submissions Should Include:
  • The author's name, address, and telephone number at the top left of the first page. 
  • 1-inch margins.
  • The page number, author's last name, and/or the submission's title as a header on the top right of every page.
We prefer to read submissions that include a cover letter with a short third person bio.

For Flash Fiction / Nonfiction / :
For Poetry Only: 
  • All poems and titles should be aligned to the left unless there is an intentional choice on the part of the author.
Below you will find the new submission windows:

Fall issue: August 1 - September 30
*flash fiction will remain open into October.
Spring issue: December 1 - Feb 28

*We are currently only accepting FLASH FICTION. We are no longer accepting longer works of fiction.
For cover art, acceptable file formats are jpg, pdf, png, tif. Upload a low-res version of your image(s), or provide a link to a specific piece (or pieces) of art. Please limit your file size to 2 megabytes or smaller. We will ask for the full-res file if your artwork is accepted. Our cover size is 6 x 8.25 inches, on screen at 576 x 795 px.

*Although we accept submissions for cover-art throughout the year, because we are a university-based journal, our response time will be longer for submissions that come in from mid-March through August.